What do you do if your dogs goes missing?

Now that summer is here, it seems like we are seeing more lost dogs in our neigborhoods.  Even when owners take great care to watch over their pets, dogs can get out and wander off.  We can train our dogs to wait at doors and gates, keep them inside, and keep our fences in repair, […]

By |June 16th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Through the Eyes of a Dog – the Dog Park

Don’t misinterpret BULLY behavior for friendly greeting

“Oh boy! We are going for a ride in the car! That always means something fun! I love running and playing! I especially like the river!

“Oh boy! Here we are! Look at this big space for me to run! I hope mom brought treats, too! It’s so fun to […]

By |April 26th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Desensitizing your dog to people at the door

Repeat each step at least 10 times in rapid succession in a session. This helps teach the dog that the doorbell (or knock) is no big deal.

Do at least 3 sessions at each level before progressing. But do not progress until the dog is non reactive at the previous level. It is all right to […]

By |March 21st, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Teaching a reliable “Come when called” Part 2

Here is the continuation of our previous article about teaching a reliable come when called for your dog.


A game played by multiple family member households. You can use a long line if necessary. Children get the best treats. Adult stands behind the child in the beginning if necessary. Make a circle or […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

More winter tips from NADOI

Here are some great winter tips from a California transplant who is living through Idaho’s worst winter in 35 years. Check out these great ideas from Anita Crafton #463 Idaho.

1. You may love your first snowfall, but your dog may not. This can cause some dogs to come “un-housebroken”. Male dogs are usually less bothered by […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

A few new NADOI Tips

Well, in the land of white endless vistas, one problem here is that now the snow is reaching the top of my 6 foot privacy fence.  The question is, how do you keep 7 German Shepherds INSIDE when the snow is 1 foot or LESS from the top of the fence? One can use a snow […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

New Puppy Daily Checklist

Here is a great list of daily checkpoints for bringing home a new puppy. 

Tripp’s Dog Training Puppy Foundation Daily Checklist:

1. Until six months of age your puppy should be on a schedule of two hours in to every one hour out or one hour in to every one hour out of the crate throughout the […]

By |January 12th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Bringing a New Puppy Home During Christmas

Ok— So before every Christmas season, I and every other dog trainer across the country advise folks against bringing home a puppy until after the festivities. Do people listen? Some do—most don’t! Trainers vent to one another about their experiences having to fix puppy problems created through mistakes owners have made by jumping into purchases […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Pats Desk|0 Comments

A Note of Gratitude

As we approach a New Year, our thoughts are of the opportunities we’ll have to further explore the ongoing issues of Pet care. As the Dog Talk TV Show host I’m privy to the problems so many Dog owners face daily. I communicate with hundreds of folks who have important questions which need definitive answers. […]

By |December 11th, 2016|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

A Recipe for life with the Perfect PUP

Every Dog Trainer’s dream is to be able to ‘program’ their human students to the necessity of following Dog training instructions. The problems we face are repeated with every new class of hopeful Dog owners. The mistakes owners make become classic to us—and we are sometimes frustrated when trying to find a way to articulate our instructions in a manner which […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Pats Desk|0 Comments